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6th Wedding Anniversary Gift Guide: 25 Iron & Sugar Gift Ideas

If you're fast approaching your 6th wedding anniversary and not sure what to buy your other half, then fear not - here are the best sugar and iron anniversary gifts

6 sweet years with you chocolate box

The traditional gift for your sixth wedding anniversary is sugar. Life after six years together is sure to be pretty sweet, and a sugar-inspired sixth anniversary gift is the perfect way to celebrate this.

Whether you want to honour this traditionally with something sugary to eat (such as biscuits or sweets), or interpret the theme a little differently (with a sugar bowl or sugar scrub), we have plenty of ideas for your six year wedding anniversary to get your creative juices flowing.

If your partner doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth then you might want to go for the modern sixth wedding anniversary gift, which is iron. Iron represents the solid strength of your marriage and paves the way for many more years to come. This is actually a great theme as it opens up many doors – whether you’d like to buy something decorative or practical, there are lots of iron present ideas out there. 

Whether it’s sugar or iron you’re opting for, our sixth anniversary gift guide will help you choose your perfect present, but we know that you may well be up against time. For some speedy shopping, see the most popular picks that you can shop now below:

6 Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts Traditional and Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts

There are traditional and modern wedding anniversary gifts for six years. Here are the six year wedding anniversary symbols:

  • Traditional 6th Wedding Anniversary Gifts: Sugar
  • Modern 6th Wedding Anniversary Gifts: Iron
  • 6th Wedding Anniversary Flower: Calla Lily

Jump to the section you need here to find the perfect gifts:

Iron Wedding Anniversary Gifts

If you want to celebrate how strong your marriage is then an iron wedding anniversary gift will be the perfect choice for your sixth wedding anniversary gift. Take a look at some of our favourite iron gift ideas.

1. Handmade Iron Bowl – Etsy

Personalised date iron bowl next to dried oranges

This handmade iron bowl from Coach House Forge can be personalised with your wedding date and is the perfect size to hold your wedding rings and other small pieces of jewellery. They use a Victorian Fly Press which results in a modern look that'll look very stylish.

One shopper confirmed this by saying, "I got this for my wife and she loved it! It looks great on top of her dresser where it holds rings and other small pieces of jewellery. The custom stamping was done very well and shipping was incredibly fast."

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery options, timeline from two to ten days depending on delivery method
  • Expert Take: You can personalise this gorgeous bowl with up to 100 characters such as a small message such as 'you and me' or cute anniversary quote.

From £64.95 | Shop Now

2. Iron Pyrite Bracelet – Etsy

Colourful iron beaded bracelets

Handmade in the UK, this stackable iron pyrite bracelet has a minimalist style that your loved one is bound to be a fan of. The bracelet comes in different finishes and is a perfect sixth anniversary gift if your partner loves dainty jewellery. Plus, the lobster claw will keep this bracelet secure and mean it won't slip off their wrist. 

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery options, taking around ten days
  • Expert Take: If your partner already has an extensive jewellery collection, this is the perfect addition as it can easily be stacked against other bracelets.

From £42 | Shop Now

3. Le Creuset Cast Iron Heart Casserole – John Lewis & Partners

Pink Le Creuset Cast Iron Heart Casserole

If your partner loves cooking then a stylish Le Creuset cast iron casserole dish could be something they have wanted for a long time. They truly are forever items. Choose from a deep red or baby pink in these beautiful heart shaped cast iron pots. From the L'amour Heart Collection, this sixth anniversary gift will definitely impress your loved one.

This dish is one of our most-used pieces of kitchenware — it has big handles which makes picking it up comfortable, plus it's not overly heavy so is easy to take in and out of the oven. "I honestly use my Le Creuset casserole dish multiple times a week," says Zoe Burke, Editor of Hitched. "We have a large family set up, and it makes it so easy to make a substantial one-pot meal I can leave simmering away for the afternoon whilst I work. Mine is a beautiful shade of blue, but I'll be honest - I want one in every colour!"

  • Delivery Time: Free standard two to five day delivery, with express and click and collect options
  • Expert Take: This dish is made to last so it'll be part of your kitchen equipment for years to come without the need to replace it. It'll become a future heirloom that all the family lust over.

£199 | Shop Now

4. Hand Forged Engraved Bookmark – Etsy

Iron bookmarks

These super sweet iron bookmarks are ideal for the book lover in your life. You can choose to engrave the metal with a quote from one of their favourite books, or simply a loving sixth anniversary message. Choose from one of seven leather tassel colour options.

"I bought this beautiful iron bookmark for my husband for our sixth anniversary. It is really more beautiful than I expected. The bookmark has a really great weight to it and the stamping looks fantastic. The edge is lovely as well," says one customer. It really is a top gift for a sixth wedding anniversary gift.

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery is around ten days
  • Expert Take: You can make the message engraved as cute or as cheeky as you like – just remember, it might be seen by the public if they tend to read in a café or on their commute.

From £24.75 | Shop Now

5. Cast Iron Cook Recipe Book Stand – Not On The High Street

Cast iron recipe book stand

This cast iron finish book holder is perfect for bakers and cooks alike. It comes with an intricate, detailed pattern, and will look glorious in any kitchen. Better still, it comes at a great price.

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery takes about six days, with express options
  • Expert Take: This traditional style holder is ideal if your partner likes to keep their cookbooks off the shelf and on display. It's pretty heavy so be mindful of that if you have to travel with it.

£26.99 | Shop Now

6. ‘I Still Do’ Keyring – Etsy

'I still do' iron keyring

How adorable is the ‘I Still Do’ keyring? It shows re-commitment to the relationship on your sixth wedding anniversary, while still being faithful to the theme. Personalise this with names, dates, and cute messages to your liking – your partner will think of you every time they leave the house. This sturdy keyring won't get battered when placed in a bag, and will stand the test of time. 

  • Delivery Time: 95p for around four day delivery
  • Expert Take: Buy two so that you and your spouse can have a matching set.

From £12.99 | Shop Now

7. Iron Roses – Etsy

Iron roses

Forget to pick up Friday flowers? You’ll impress the love of your life with these roses that will last a lifetime. These two iron roses from Etsy are twisted together to represent your strong and eternal love and would make a perfect gift for your sixth wedding anniversary. Give them alongside a bouquet of real roses for some theatrical flair.

This is truly a unique present and unlike a traditional bouquet, will last a lifetime. One customer agreed, saying, "this was a perfect gift. My wife loved them and they will last forever."

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery takes around four days
  • Expert Take: Pop these beautiful roses next to your roaring fire for a rustic, industrial look, and proof that you’re keeping the fires burning.

£41.95 | Shop Now

8. Sixth Wedding Anniversary Iron Cufflinks – Etsy

Iron cufflinks

You don't have to be literal with your sixth wedding anniversary gift, how adorable are these miniature iron cufflinks? This playful gift is perfect if your other half has a fun sense of humour and they can wear them for years to come – whether they remember to pick up the iron or not!

  • Delivery Time: £3.85 for seven to fourteen days
  • Expert Take: Pair your take on a sixth wedding anniversary gift with an equally witty card for the joker in your life.

£14.95 | Shop Now

9. Sixth Anniversary Love Hearts – Etsy

Engraved iron hearts

These interlocking iron hearts are handcrafted by Jon’s Country Ironwork and can be personalised with you and your other half’s names. This extra special gift will perfectly represent how long your love is after six years together. 

This product has over 100 fabulous reviews, with one person saying, "I ordered iron love hearts from Jon as an anniversary gift and I have to say they are absolutely gorgeous. His quality workmanship is evident and he engraved our names and wedding date flawlessly. Beyond the product itself, Jon was responsive, kind, and efficient!"

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery taking around two weeks
  • Expert Take: Each heart is individually made so will be completely unique to you as a couple.

£42 | Shop Now

10. Twist Iron Table Lamp – Anthropologie

Red Twist Iron Table Lamp

If your other half is a workaholic and you’ll always find them at their desk, then a lamp could be a great idea. This beautiful design from Anthropologie features a modern, twisted design and comes in green, blue and red, all with a glossy finish.

  • Delivery Time: Free standard delivery takes about three to five days, with options to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: Wherever you place this lamp in your home, it’ll set the mood with its warm and low lighting. Buy the red design and put in the bedroom for a relaxing, romantic feel.

£108 | Shop Now

11. Large Golden Milagro Heart Wall Art – Rockett St George

Large Golden Milagro Heart Wall Art

If you like to declare your love in a show-stopping way then take a look at this beautiful Milagro heart from Rockett St George. In a beautiful antique gold colour, this sacred heart symbol design nods to iconic folk charm that can be seen across the world. This is a perfect sixth wedding anniversary gift for a hopeless romantic.

  • Delivery Time: Free standard delivery takes around one to three days
  • Expert Take: When adding some wow factor to your walls, make things even more spectacular with a whole range of heart themed gifts for your sixth wedding anniversary.

£165 | Shop Now

12. Domed Glass Candle Holder With Tray – The White Company

Domed Glass Candle Holder With Tray with iron

So many of us are candle lovers, and candles themselves are quite often received as very loved gifts. This beautiful accessory from The White Company is designed for large pillar candles and is made with mouth blown recycled glass and has a charcoal iron plate. A versatile design, this tray can be used in the garden or indoors, your partner will love this sixth anniversary gift that has a subtle nod to the iron tradition.

  • Delivery Time: Free standard delivery takes around three to five days
  • Expert Take: If you’re celebrating your sixth wedding anniversary in the summer, take this tray outdoors and lay it on the table as you eat a BBQ al fresco, if it’s the winter, snuggle up by the fire with a cosy book and the candle flickering away.

£50 | Shop Now

13. Classic Wave Wand – GHD

GHD curling iron Wave Wand

Okay, so this is a bit of a cheat. But a curling iron? What an incredible gift that would make for your loved one on this sixth wedding anniversary. When it comes to tools, it doesn’t get much better than those from GHD, a brand that has been loved by hairdressers and customers for many years - and it is technically an iron.

  • Delivery Time: Free next day delivery
  • Expert Take: If your other half doesn’t go for curls, try a straightener instead for this fun yet useful take on a sixth wedding anniversary gift.

£159 | Shop Now

Sugar Wedding Anniversary Gifts

A sugar-themed wedding anniversary gift might mean you need to get a little bit creative. Rather than passing your partner a packet of caster sugar with a bow on it, take a look at our favourite ways to celebrate six years of marriage with these sixth wedding anniversary gifts.

14. Breakfast in Bed Biscuit Set – Honeywell Bakes

Breakfast in bed iced biscuits

Honeywell Bakes create gorgeous artisan biscuits that can be delivered throughout the UK and Europe. For a fun twist on breakfast in bed, consider these adorable vanilla biscuits that look just like a croissant, waffle and berries, with a flower and cutlery. 

One shopper said that they were: "Beautifully presented and the biscuits are delicious."

  • Delivery Time: £3.95 for standard one to two day delivery
  • Expert Take: Each biscuit is individually iced by hand and their packaging can be composted or recycled. These biscuits look too good to eat but we do recommend you snack on them within a week of opening.

£34 | Shop Now

15. Brown Sugar Body Polish - Fresh at Space NK

Fresh sugar scrub

Keep things simple and opt for a sugar body scrub instead of something sugary to eat. This scrub by Fresh is one of the very best out there – it buffs away dead skin to leave it looking and feeling hydrated (oh, and it smells totally amazing too). What a unique, and useful, gift for your sixth wedding anniversary.

Reviews agree with one person saying, "This scrub is fantastic for smoothing the arms and legs! It smells fantastic and feels like it's polishing your skin. It hydrates your skin and is wonderful for getting rid of any dry patches."

  • Delivery Time: £4 for standard two to four day delivery or free click and collect
  • Expert Take: It is available in a 200g or 400g tub so you can pick a size to suit your budget. The consistency of the scrub is on the liquid side so it is best used in the shower or bath to avoid any mess.

£36 | Shop Now

16. Gordon Ramsay Chocolate Cooking Class for Two – Virgin Experience Days

Chocolate and desserts on a kitchen table for cooking

Give baking fans the ultimate sugary treat and give them a day of cooking at a professional school. During this amazing experience, you will learn to make a whole host of sweet snacks, and you can take your chocolate creations home.

This three hour masterclass also includes refreshments and you can explore the Academy's beautiful cookbook library. "My partner and I attended this class, and from beginning to end it was outstanding. The chef was knowledgeable, friendly, happy to help, and her confidence and patience set me at ease as a novice cook! We made three desserts, all of which we were able to bring home in containers and bags provided by the academy; and all of which were delicious," explains one reviewer. 

  • Delivery Time: Free instant email
  • Expert Take: This experience is definitely one of the more indulgent sugar gifts, and only available at one location in Surrey but it has great transport links from all around the UK.

£220 | Shop Now

17. Heart Chocolate Selection Box – Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason heart chocolate box

Is there anything better than delicious chocolate? Of course there isn't. This super sweet present idea from Fortnum & Mason is the perfect ode to the sixth year of marriage, and contains delicious milk, dark and ruby chocolates.

The box contains a boozy mix of London gin truffles, dark cherry flavours, milk hazelnut clusters and strawberry and gooseberry delights.

  • Delivery Time: £3.75 for around five days
  • Expert Take: These chocolates will have an expiry date but we don't think that'll be a problem…

£38 | Shop Now

18. Old Havana Sugar Pot & Spoon – Anthropologie

crackled blue sugar pot spoon

This glorious little sugar bowl is perfect for the romantics among us. The Artisan crafted hand-made bowl and spoon are pretty, practical and come in a classic design that will look lovely on your kitchen counter. The crackle-glazed piece reflects luminous colour and offers durability for everyday use.

  • Delivery Time: £3.95 for standard three to five day delivery
  • Expert Take: This bowl will look gorgeous on your kitchen side even when not in use, and if you don’t actually use sugar, you could fill it with salt or seasoning.

£32 | Shop Now

19. Tony's Stack – Not Another Bill

Tony's chocolate bars wrapped in a red ribbon

You can't go wrong with a bar of chocolate, and a stack of four delicious flavours gift-wrapped in a bow is even better. But the best bit? Tony's mission is to make all chocolate 100% slave-free which is why they work directly with farmers in Ghana and in the Ivory Coast paying them a Fairtrade price.

We've tried all these chocolate flavours and can confirm they are absolutely delicious. Our favourite is the dark milk pretzel toffee but you can choose from other variations depending on your partner's taste. Based on our experience of these treats, they make a perfect low-key, budget-friendly 6th wedding anniversary gift. Coming in at under £20, you can still give a premium gift of quality, ethical chocolate packaged up in an adorable way. 

  • Delivery Time: £4.95 three to four days
  • Pros & Cons: This is a simple yet effective gift and we love the adorable red ribbon bow. It's a great way for your partner to try lots of flavours so they're bound to like one of the bars, and hopefully at least one will come your way too. 

£20 | Shop Now

20. UK & Ireland Map Sugar Pot – Ali Miller London at Not On The High Street

Sugar pot with a map design

Made from fine bone china, this lovely sugar pot will make you smile every time you use it. It features a hand-applied design of Britain and Ireland, along with several old-world sailing ships. A charming take on the ‘sugar’ theme.

  • Delivery Time: £3.95 for delivery in around two weeks
  • Expert Take: It is recommended to hand wash this item only and be extra cautious when wrapping as it is very delicate.

£39 | Shop Now

21. Personalised Giant Milk Chocolate Bar – Chococo

personalised chocolate bar

If your other half likes something sweet then this deliciously creamy, giant slab is a great way to sweeten them up, whilst being able to add a personal message. This milk chocolate is a 2023 Gold Great Taste Award winner, and made with 47% Colombia cocoa, natural colours and is hand piped with white chocolate.

  • Delivery Time: £3.95 for delivery in three to five days, or express shipping options available
  • Expert take: Go crazy with the message you want to share — perhaps write something of an inside joke.

£18.50 | Shop Now

22. 6th Anniversary Card Sugar Wedding Anniversary Card — I AM A

Anniversary card

If your partner hasn't got much of a sweet tooth but you still want to nod to the sixth wedding anniversary sugar theme, this adorable card by I AM A could be just the thing. It has a funny and vibrant design that will look amazing when placed on the side. 

  • Delivery Time: Free five day second class delivery, with options to upgrade to first class
  • Expert Take: This card can be sent directly to the recipient making it ideal if your partner is going to be away during your anniversary. The message can even be handwritten which is a lovely touch.

£3.75 | Shop Now

23. Personalised Emergency Sugar Rush Tin – Not-Another-Bill

Emergency sugar rush tin surrounded by sweets

There's nothing worse than a hangry other half and after six years of marriage; we're sure you can relate. Keep their sweet cravings at bay with this personalised box of emergency treats. It's filled with classic sweets including lollipops, drumsticks, fizzers and more. 

The tin can also be personalised with their name so it'll be very clear who this stash belongs to. 

  • Delivery Time: £4.95 for three to four days
  • Expert Take: This is the perfect gift for a partner who has a brilliant sense of humour. We say pop a hilarious message in their wedding anniversary card alongside this gift.

£12 | Shop Now

24. Anniversary Letterbox Biscuits – Biscuiteers

Letterbox biscuits

There’s nothing simpler than a batch of delicious biscuits. If you don’t fancy making them yourself, this gingerbread biscuit gift box is a lovely option. You can buy them from Biscuiteers. and they even have a dedicated anniversary box featuring a love heart and birds. 

One customer says, "This was such a lovely gift to give! The detail on the biscuits were incredibly pretty and delicious."

  • Delivery Time: £3.99 for next day delivery
  • Expert Take: This is a great sixth anniversary gift if you are running a little low on time as it can be delivered fresh the very next day to their door. They are almost too pretty to eat, but they do have a three month shelf life so they'll have a while to admire them before they have to be eaten.

£25 | Shop Now

25. All You Can Eat Doughnut Making Class – Fever

handmade doughnut class

To have some fun together – it’s as important six years in as it is on your honeymoon, a doughnut making class could be just the ticket. Purchase two tickets to this two hour class and learn how to make three kinds of doughnuts with plenty of tips and shortcuts. You'll have everything you need provided, and recipes will be emailed to you after the class.

  • Delivery Time: Instant email delivery
  • Expert Take: The class is BYOB, so you can pop a bottle of your favourite Champagne or take some cocktails in a can, and you can toast to each other whilst sharing your sixth wedding anniversary gift.

£75 | Shop Now

What is the 6th Wedding Anniversary Gift?

Your sixth year anniversary gift is certainly a celebratory milestone and you can go down the route of giving the traditional gift of sugar or modern gift of iron to represent that. 

"Iron might not sound romantic at first, but there are lots of ideas that are surprisingly sentimental," explains Zoe Burke, Editor of Hitched. "An iron candle dome for a cosy anniversary night in or a gorgeous piece of jewellery are both great options."

Sweet treats are typically a fail-safe choice and if you choose to nod to sugar, you can pick a classic box of chocolates or go for something more unique, like a sugar beauty product or class for two.

So now you have your anniversary gift sorted, start browsing some of our favourite date night ideas – perfect for your anniversary evening.